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Historic District - North in Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Captain Denis Cottineau de Kerloguen

 
 
Captain Denis Cottineau De Kerloguen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
1. Captain Denis Cottineau De Kerloguen Marker
Inscription.  
In Honor and Grateful Memory of
Captain Denis Cottineau De Kerloguen
who was born in Nantes, France and died in Savannah Ga.,
November 20, 1808, aged 63 Years. In the war for American Independence
he fought with John Paul Jones in the famous battle between
the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis, on September 23, 1779,
in which he commanded the Pallas, a ship of war of the
United States, and rendered noble service to the American cause.
For his part in this engagement he was praised by Capt. Jones
and by Benjamin Franklin, and was decorated with the
Cross of St. Louis by the French Government.
He was a member of The Society Of The Cincinnati
in the state of Georgia.

Erected on the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of the
Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis
By the City of Savannah and Patriotic Societies.

 
Erected by the City of Savannah and Patriotic Societies.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1725.
 
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32° 4.506′ N, 81° 5.455′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in the Historic District - North. Marker can be reached from Abercorn Street, on the right when traveling north. Located along the west fence within the Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Ga. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capt. Denis N. Cottineau (here, next to this marker); Col. James S. McIntosh (1784-1847) (within shouting distance of this marker); General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806) (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Greene Malbone (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Clay, Patriot (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Vallence Bevan (within shouting distance of this marker); James Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. More Captain Denis Cottineau, next to this marker
 
Also see . . .  Bon Homme Richard. Jones named her Bon Homme Richard- usually rendered in more correct French as Bonhomme Richard, to honor Benjamin Franklin, the American Commissioner at Paris whose almanac, Poor Richard's Almanac had been published in France under the title Les
Captain Denis Cottineau De Kerloguen Marker at Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 2008
2. Captain Denis Cottineau De Kerloguen Marker at Gravesite
Maximes du Bonhomme Richard. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Captain Denis Cottineau De Kerloguen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Captain Denis Cottineau De Kerloguen Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,821 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 27, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on March 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on November 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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